By Christian Cantrell
As Earth's skill to aid human existence diminishes, the worldwide house organization is shaped with a unmarried mandate: shield humanity from extinction through colonizing the sun approach. Venus, being virtually an identical mass as Earth, is selected over Mars as humanity's first everlasting steppingstone into the universe. Arik Ockley is a part of the 1st new release to be born and raised off-Earth. After a perplexing coincidence, Arik wakes as much as locate that his spouse is 3 months pregnant. because the colony's environmental platforms can't adequately aid any raises in inhabitants, Arik instantly resumes his paintings on AP, or synthetic photosynthesis, as a way to retailer the lifetime of his unborn baby. Arik's new and frantic study uncovers startling truths concerning the planet, and concerning the distorted truth the founders of the colony have built for Arik's complete iteration. every thing Arik has ever recognized is termed into query, and he needs to work out the proper course for himself, his spouse, and his unborn daughter.
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